International top scores

International top scores

Wine guides award 108 top scores to 67 wines from Alto Adige

The wines of Alto Adige have no need to fear international comparison, especially not this year. The current editions of the world’s six most renowned wine guides have awarded no fewer than 108 top scores to 67 different wines from Alto Adige. The Terlano Winery alone received 23 top marks – and also produced the two top scoring wines, the Terlano Pinot Blanc Rarity 2009 and the Terlano I Primo Grande Cuvée 2019, the latter considered by Falstaff to be the best white wine in Italy. 
If you take a closer look at the international wine guides, you will see that James Suckling has this year awarded the most top marks to wines from Alto Adige: 34 were rated with 95 points or more. There were also no fewer than 27 ratings of 95+ from Falstaff, 20 from Decanter, 13 of its five-grape scores from Gault&Millau, ten 95+ scores from Robert Parker – The Wine Advocate, and four in the VINUM wine guide. 
It is thus no surprise that Alto Adige’s white wines are once again ahead of the rest. Of a total of 108 top ratings, 67 went to whites, 29 to reds and twelve to sweet wines, while one red variety – Pinot Noir – came out top among the leading grape varieties. 
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